Panjwai residents battle Taliban

KABUL, Afghanistan, Feb. 13 (UPI) -- Citizens in Afghanistan's Kandahar province are battling Taliban militants.

Afghan intelligence chief survives attack

KABUL, Afghanistan, Dec. 7 (UPI) -- The head of Afghanistan's intelligence services survived an assassination attempt by a suicide bomber with explosives in his underwear, officials said Friday.

Afghan intel chief injured in bomb blast

KABUL, Afghanistan, Dec. 6 (UPI) -- The chief of Afghanistan's intelligence service was wounded in a suspected suicide bombing in Kabul Thursday, Interior Ministry officials said.

Afghan spy chief accused of rights abuse

KABUL, Afghanistan, Sept. 14 (UPI) -- Amnesty International has accused Afghanistan's newly appointed intelligence chief of human rights violations, urging his confirmation to the post be postponed.

Kandahar governor says he warned troops

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- The governor of Kandahar blamed Canadian soldiers for a deadly suicide bombing in Afghanistan, saying they ignored his warning of a bomber.

Canadian vehicle escapes Afghan bombing

KABUL, Afghanistan, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- A roadside bomb explosion Monday in Afghanistan barely missed a Canadian convoy of vehicles but disrupted a meeting of village elders and coalition forces.

U.S. citizen kidnapped in Afghanistan

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan, Jan. 26 (UPI) -- A female U.S. citizen and her driver were kidnapped by unidentified gunmen in the Afghan city of Kandahar Saturday, the governor of the province said.

Karzai demands probe into civilian deaths

KABUL, Afghanistan, May 24 (UPI) -- The U.S. military has promised to make a full investigation into civilian deaths that resulted from an air raid on an Afghan village. Afghan President Hamid Karzai, shocked at the deaths of 16 civilians, had called for the investigation into the air attac

Afghan general held in Pakistanis' killing

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan, March 30 (UPI) -- A powerful Afghan general in the nation's southern Kandahar province has been arrested in connection with last week's killing of 17 Pakistanis. Abdul Raziq, military commander of the Spin Boldak district, was placed under house arrest at the order of prov

Two dead bodies suspected to be Japanese

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan, Sept. 3 (UPI) -- In the deserts of southern Afghanistan the decomposed bodies of a man and a woman believed to be missing Japanese tourists were found, reported BBC News.

Asadullah Khalid with US soldiers in 2004

Asadullah Khalid is the former Governor of Kandahar Province in Afghanistan. He previously served as Governor of Ghazni Province, from 2001 to 2005. He was replaced by Rahmatullah Raufi as the Governor of Kandahar Province in August 2008.

Asadullah Khalid is a former Kabul University drop-out, he left his political science course to fight the Taliban. He fought shoulder to shoulder with Ahmad Shah Massoud in the Northern Alliance.

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